Meet our Staff

Resident Assistants

April Barnett - 1st Floor Dayton


Year in School
: Junior
Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Memphis, TX 
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, golf, fishing, watching movies, hanging out with friends and family.

Why did you get involved in residence life?
I applied to become an RA so I could help the students on campus to have an awesome college experience.  This also seemed like a great way to meet new people.

 What are some fun facts about you that people may or may not know?I love playing video games, especially COD.


Jordan Buchholz  – 1st Floor Dayton

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Ariana Arampatzis - 2nd Floor Dayton

Year in school: Junior
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Aberdeen, SD
Hobbies/Interests: Crocheting, exercise, track, fishing, camping, reading, painting, and DIYing.

Why did you get involved in residence life?
I got involved with res life because I love helping others with whatever they need and I had an awesome RA myself. 

What are some fun facts about you that people may or may not know?
My shoulders are double jointed.  My favorite animal is the elephant.  I have four sisters and a brother.  I caught a proud angler Northern Pike this summer.  I've been to Italy.


Isaac Van Essen - 2nd Floor Dayton

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Cici Schneider - 3rd Floor Dayton

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Dylan Lynde - 3rd Floor Dayton
Year in school: Senior
Major: Sports Management/Journalism
Hometown: Canistota, SD
Hobbies/Interests: Sports, music, people.

Why did you get involved in residence life?
I really love people and I really love DWU.  I want to help people have an awesome experience.

What are some fun facts about you that people may or may not know?
Won the limbo contest my senior year at prom, deathly afraid of grasshoppers, Junior Class President. Selfie extraordinaire


Tyler Urban - Campus Houses

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Amy Zeller - 1st Floor Allen

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Landon Fischbach – 2nd Floor Allen
Year in School: Junior
Major: Accounting with Emphasis in Finance
Hometown: Mellette, SD
Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, music, watching sports, helping others, hunting, and spending time with family.

Why did you get involved in residence life?
I want to get more involved at DWU.  Being part of this amazing team allows me to grow as well as help others grow.  I am looking forward to watching the progress students will make this year.

What are some fun facts about you that people may or may not know?
I play football for DWU.  I am an accounting major who really loves talking to people.  People call me 'Fish".

Tasha Letcher - 3rd Floor Allen

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- Campus Apartments

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Ryan Anderson - Koka Hall

Year in School: Senior
Major: Accounting
Hometown: South San Francisco, California
Hobbies/Interests: Playing sports and anything outside.  I love being outside and doing things. I also love board games.

Why did you get involved in residence life?
I got involved with reslife because I had a difficult start at DWU and want to help incoming students to have a great experience. 

What are some fun facts about you that people may not know?
I love to people watch and I am actually a really big 'neat freak'.



Sterling Hubbard - Koka Hall

Year in School: Senior
Major: Athletic Training
Hometown: Jamestown, ND
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Professional Staff

Cameron Miser - Interim Resident Director

camiser@dwu,edu


Education: Manchester University
  B.S.Exercise Science

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

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jEFF HOLSTEIN - rESIDENT DIRECTOR and Student activities coordinator

jeholste@dwu.edu


Education: Dakota Wesleyan University
  M.A. Education Policy and Administration
  B.A. Criminal Justice

Hometown: Riverside, CA

Hobbies/Interests: 
When I am not at work I enjoy watching movies and playing board games of any sorts. My favorite summer activities have to be camping and fishing with friends and family. As an undergrad, my passion was throwing for DWU’s track team; now, I am a volunteer throwing coach for the team.

Why did you get involved in residence life?
Res. Life has an impact on the experience students have on campus and I wanted to be a part of that experience. Mentoring students, counseling, setting up events, and building strong relationships, who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

What are some fun facts about you that people may or may not know?
I saved every single movie ticket since 2013. Theater has always been another passion of mine and I find acting on stage invigorating.


Danny Sandberg - Director of Residence Life

dasandbe@dwu.edu

Education: Minnesota State University Moorhead
    M.S. Public, Human Services and Health Administration
    B.S. Marketing

Hometown: Aitkin, MN

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I love hockey. I am a huge MN Golden Gopher fan and have followed the team throughout most of my life.  I also love the USHL and watching those players climb through the ranks from high school all the way to the pros. My wife and I enjoy walks around the neighborhood. We are also known to jump in the car and go for an evening drive around Mitchell.

Why did you get involved in residence life?
I saw the need for positive change, support, and advocacy. Residence life is like no other in that you have the opportunity to impact lives literally everyday - I can't imagine any other way of life for me. I truly enjoy being a part of the change people see in themselves. Everyday is an opportunity to grow and I love to be there for people and help them navigate through the many challenges of life.

What are some fun facts about you that people may or may not know?
I have a rather large (and very irrational) fear of cows and horses. I haven't eaten beef in nearly 6 years. I've been skydiving twice.  I have lived in 6 different states.


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